Giant Vinegaroon

weird bug
Location: cr 204 in Mitchell Co Texas
September 21, 2011 8:02 pm
Could you help us to ID this bug. We have never seen it before.
Signature: jennifer

Giant Vinegaroon

Hi Jennifer,
This harmless Whipscorpion is sometimes called a Giant Vinegaroon because it can spray a mild acetic acid that smells like vinegar.  Unlike Scorpions, Whipscorpions do not have venom.

2 thoughts on “Giant Vinegaroon”

  1. En República Dominicana abunda mucho este insecto y se le conoce como “guabá”. Se tiene la creencia de que su picadura o mordedura es muy dolorosa y peligrosa. Yo personalmente los detesto!


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